RDH UOR 2013 Diabetes is common, serious, costly and controllable. The National Diabetes Educational Program (NDEP) is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NDEP has developed an impressive library of evidence-based, culturally-tailored, and easy-to-read materials on diabetes prevention and control. Its main goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes and its complications by changing the way diabetes is treated. A multidisciplinary team approach is critical to success in prevention, in screening and in diabetes care and complications. Pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists and dental professionals are often a primary point of care for people with type II diabetes. These professionals play an important role in ensuring that diabetes care is continuous and patient centered. Interdisciplinary knowledge, care, and collaboration is the avenue to ensure total care.